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BROAX

Advantage International Fund

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Performance

Performance

  • Returns

  1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-15.27 2.59 0.66 7.19 3.95
-19.72 0.77 -0.42 6.62 3.51
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI EAFE Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -13.79 2.87 0.53 6.32 2.54
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Foreign Large Blend -12.83 7.14 2.49 7.86 -
Morningstar Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 392/727 294/625 133/496 55/371 -
Morningstar Quartile Rankings based on total return excluding sales charges, independently calculated and not combined to create an overall ranking. 3 3 2 1 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Global Multi-Cap Growth -8.58 6.31 4.63 10.26 -
Lipper Ranking Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 208/385 175/337 90/247 27/171 -
Lipper Quartile Rankings are based on total return excluding sales charges. 3 3 2 1 -
  YTD 1m 3m 1y 3y 5y 10y Incept. Performance data for certain classes of shares of certain funds are based on pre-class inception information dating back to an older class of fund shares. This information may be considered when assessing a fund's performance, but it does not represent actual performance of these classes of shares. The inception date noted under Key Fund Facts is the date the class of shares was incepted. See fund prospectus or fact sheet for details.
-15.27 -4.96 -13.45 -15.27 7.99 3.35 100.33 64.86
-19.72 -9.95 -18.00 -19.72 2.32 -2.07 89.81 56.20
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI EAFE Index.<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -13.79 -4.85 -12.54 -13.79 8.87 2.69 84.53 38.27
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Foreign Large Blend 7.15 7.15 1.93 -12.83 22.97 13.10 113.17 -
Lipper Category Avg. (%) Global Multi-Cap Growth -8.58 -7.33 -14.43 -8.58 20.41 26.15 171.39 -
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Total Return (%) Total return represents changes to the NAV and accounts for distributions from the fund. -4.63 0.36 2.97 23.77 -15.27
Annual w/ Sales Charge (%) Max Sales Charge: 5.25 -9.64 -4.91 -2.43 17.27 -19.72
Benchmark (%) Index: MSCI EAFE Index<br /><br /> Index returns are for illustrative purposes only. Index performance returns do not reflect any management fees, transaction costs or expenses. Indexes are unmanaged and one cannot invest directly in an index. Past performance does not guarantee future results. -4.90 -0.81 1.00 25.03 -13.79
Morningstar Category Avg. (%) Foreign Large Blend -4.98 -1.59 0.79 25.12 -14.59
The performance quoted represents past performance and does not guarantee future results. Investment return and principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when sold or redeemed, may be worth more or less than the original cost. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted.

The Fund's returns prior to June 12, 2017 are the returns of the Fund when it followed different investment strategies under the name “BlackRock Global Opportunities Portfolio.”

Growth of Hypothetical $10,000 The growth of hypothetical $10,000 chart reflects a hypothetical $10,000 investment and assumes reinvestment of dividends and capital gains. Fund expenses, including management fees and other expenses were deducted.

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Key Facts

Key Facts

Size of Class (Millions) as of Mar 19, 2019 $359.8 M
Size of Fund (Millions) as of Mar 19, 2019 $824.4 M
Share Class launch date Jan 31, 2006
Asset Class Equity
Morningstar Category Foreign Large Blend
Lipper Classification International Multi-Cap Core
Benchmark Index MSCI EAFE Index
CUSIP 091937243
Number of Holdings as of Feb 28, 2019 540
Max Offer Price as of Mar 19, 2019 $16.71
Open to New Investors Yes
Turnover Percent as of Feb 28, 2019 106%

Portfolio Characteristics

Portfolio Characteristics

Average Market Cap (Millions) The average size of the securities the fund invests in. as of Feb 28, 2019 $ 57,015.5 M
R-Squared (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 87.94
Beta (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 0.88
Best 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending May 31, 2016 9.11%
Worst 3-Month Return Over the Last 3 Years 3 months ending Dec 31, 2018 -13.45%
Fund Standard Deviation (3y) as of Feb 28, 2019 10.37

This information must be preceded or accompanied by a current prospectus. For standardized performance, please see the Performance section above.

Ratings

Ratings

Morningstar Rating

Overall Morningstar Rating for Advantage International Fund, Class A, as of Feb 28, 2019 rated against 644 Foreign Large Blend Funds.

Lipper Leader

 
Overall Lipper Leaders ratings based on an equal-weighted average of percentile ranks for each measure over 3-, 5-, and 10-year periods (if applicable) and do not take into account the effects of sales charges for these categories (Consistent Return, Preservation, Total Return, Expense, and Tax Efficiency) as of Jan 31, 2019 out of 335, 12,205, 338, 86 and 338 Funds, respectively in Lipper's International Multi-Cap Core classification.

Morningstar Analyst Rating

Morningstar Analyst Rating - Bronze
Morningstar has awarded the Fund a Bronze medal. Fewer than 10% of US open-end funds hold medalist ratings. (Effective Jan 31, 2019) ‡

Holdings

Holdings

as of Feb 28, 2019
Name Weight (%)
ROCHE HOLDING AG 2.16
NESTLE SA 2.14
NOVARTIS AG 1.63
ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC 1.47
LOREAL SA 1.27
Name Weight (%)
SAP SE 1.26
DIAGEO PLC 1.25
MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL GROUP INC 1.20
HSBC HOLDINGS PLC 1.09
ALLIANZ SE 1.04

Exposure Breakdowns

Exposure Breakdowns

as of Feb 28, 2019

% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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% of Market Value

Type Fund Benchmark Net
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Type Fund Benchmark Net
Negative weightings may result from specific circumstances (including timing differences between trade and settle dates of securities purchased by the funds) and/or the use of certain financial instruments, including derivatives, which may be used to gain or reduce market exposure and/or risk management.

Allocations are subject to change.

Portfolio Managers

Portfolio Managers

Raffaele Savi
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

Kevin Franklin
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

     

Richard Mathieson
BlackRock Systematic Active Equity Investment Team

    

Portfolio Manager

Literature

Literature

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